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Pitt graduate and president of Student Government Board during the 2018-19 academic year Maggie Kennedy poses with ex-Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Pitt alumna takes politics from SGB to the national stage

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2020
During her senior year of high school, Maggie Kennedy’s father fell off a ladder while hanging Christmas lights — a $40,000 expense.
Activist Ady Barkan recently endorsed presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Opinion | Ady Barkan shows us that we have no excuse not to engage in activism

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist December 2, 2019
He’s fighting harder than ever to affect positive change — and we could all learn something from him.
Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: A new top dog

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: A new top dog

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 16, 2019
The Oct. 15 debate ushered in a new phase of the race, one in which Elizabeth Warren became the woman to beat, Pete Buttigieg showed his chutzpah and Joe Biden slipped into irrelevance.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., plans to institute a tax on “excessive lobbying,” in an attempt to limit impacts on decision makers by lobbying organizations.

Elizabeth Warren’s “lobbyist tax” attacks First Amendment in more ways than one

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist October 16, 2019
Warren’s idea is more than an ineffective proposal to curtail government corruption by limiting advocacy spending by organizations.
Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 15, 2019
While less chaotic than the previous debates, Thursday night did not disappoint on delivering catchy one liners, cat fights and some extremely powerful statements.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited Alumni Hall in October 2016 to rally for Katie McGinty for Senate and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor April 9, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.
From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bill Nelson respond to cheering supporters as Biden headlined a rally for Democrats in downtown Orlando, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 13, 2019
If Democrats want to win back the White House, their presidential candidates need to learn from the last time around and not allow campaigning and rhetoric to get as ugly and intense as it did in 2016.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., points toward the subway in the U.S. Capitol on May 24 in Washington, D.C. (Ron Sachs/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: Elizabeth Warren DNA test in poor taste

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 17, 2018
Warren’s trace amounts of Native American DNA are laughable. Native Americans still face rampant discrimination in this country, and Warren likening her life experiences to theirs is insensitive.
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